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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study groups

From: Six-monthly appointment spacing for clinical visits as a model for retention in HIV Care in Conakry-Guinea: a cohort study

Characteristics Standard care group
(n = 791)
R6M group
(n = 1166)
p-value for difference between the group
Age, mean (SD) years   40.1 (10.9) 41.8 (10.8) 0.0007
 Gender, n (%)
  Male 229 (28.9) 383 (32.8)  
Female 562 (71.0) 783 (67.2)  
Total 791 (100) 1166 (100) 0.068
Current CD4 count, mean (SD) cells/μl   497 (261) 494 (243) 0.769
 Baseline Viral Load for eligibility in copies/μl, n (%)
  < 250 741 (93.7) 1145 (98.2)  
250–1000 50 (6.3) 21 (1.8)  
Total 791 (100) 1166 (100) < 0.001
 TB status at any follow-up visit, n (%)
  Negative/Unknown 778 (98.4) 1150 (98.6)  
Positive 13 (1.6) 16 (1.4)  
Total 791 (100) 1166 (100) 0.626
 Duration on ART in months, n (%)
  < 60 419 (53.9) 557 (47.8)  
≥ 60 358 (46.1) 609 (52.2)  
Total 777 (100) 1166 (100) 0.008
 TDF-3TC-EFV regimen, n (%)
  No 366 (46.3) 202 (17.3)  
Yes 425 (53.7) 963 (82.7)  
Total 791 (100) 1165 (100) <0.001
 Outcome, n (%)
  In care 707 (89.4) 1109 (95.1)  
Lost to Follow-up 74 (9.4) 45 (3.9)  
Dead 10 (1.3) 12 (1.0)  
Total 791 (100) 1166 (100) < 0.001
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